Recent Findings from University of Basque Country Provides New Insights into Nanoparticles (Polymer/silica nanohybrids by means of tetraethoxysilane sol-gel condensation onto waterborne polyurethane particles)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Nanoparticles have been published. According to news reporting originating in Donostia San Sebastian, Spain, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Stable waterborne polyurethane/silica hybrid dispersions were obtained by sol-gel reaction of tetraethoxysilane added to previously synthesized waterborne polyurethane nanodispersions. Two series of polyurethane/silica nanostructures with different silica contents were synthesized using pure polyurethane particles and polyurethane particles previously functionalized with (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane (APTES) as colloidal templates."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Basque Country, "The optimum experimental conditions for tetraethoxysilane sol-gel reaction (T=75 degrees C and semi batch polymerization conditions) leading to the formation of silica/polyurethane aqueous nanodispersions were established. The presence of silica was confirmed using TGA, FTIR, Si-29 NMR and TEM."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "TEM images showed an excellent final dispersion of the silica nanoparticles in the polymer matrix when silane functionalized polyurethane nanoparticles were used."
For more information on this research see: Polymer/silica nanohybrids by means of tetraethoxysilane sol-gel condensation onto waterborne polyurethane particles. Progress in Organic Coatings, 2014;77(9):1436-1442. Progress in Organic Coatings can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Progress in Organic Coatings - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/504100)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Sardon, Univ Basque Country UPV EHU, Dept. of Polymer Sci & Technol, POLYMAT, Donostia San Sebastian 20080, Spain. Additional authors for this research include L. Irusta, R.H. Aguirresarobe and M.J. Fernandez-Berridi (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Europe, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Donostia San Sebastian
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